Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:17 PM
hi all, just joined up, hopefully you all can figure this one out... it's got me stumped..
when i type a web site address (say yahoo.com) into the address bar of internet explorer and press enter.. nothing happens for over a minute and a half.. then the page displays normally.. this happens for every address i type in.. even ip addresses..
if i save the site to may favorites, then click on it, the page will display instantly..
this is happening on 2 of my 4 computers and i'm afraid it will spread to the others.. 1 is a laptop, and 1 is a desktop.. the only thing the 2 computers have in common are the operating ssytem (win xp home) and that i've recently upgraded my spy sweeper software, and also updated windows with the latest patches.. i don't remember all the numbers tho
i've run anti spyware and anti virus several times, and all have come up empty..
my anti spyware software..
microsoft anti spyware
aol anti spyware
spy bot search and destroy
i've also tried ie fix and winsock -something or other- fix
i'be tried uninstalling all the latest stuff including all the microsoft updates and spy sweeper
still the same problem
i'm not getting a dns or 404 error.. (somebody told me that means a more serious problem), and i don't think it's related, but the laptop has a battery charging problem... the battery monitor says it's charging the battery, but if you unplug the ac power the laptop shuts off, this isn't happening on the desktop (obvoiusly.. no battery) so i'm not sure if it's related
i'd like not to have to format the hard drives.. the desktop is running a dual boot system, and has autocad on it that's not supposed to run (according to autocad), so i'd like to not mess with that
i've also tried running the sfc scannow thing and that doesn't work
any help would be greatly appreciated